About GU

Who we are

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS, est. 1887, Lillehammer, Norway, is an award-winning and innovative textile manufacturer that specializes in wool. With the entire production process under one roof, from raw material to finished product, we can guarantee flexibility and superior quality.

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS is currently one of Europe's leading suppliers of furniture fabric. Design is our passion, the very core of our business, and by cooperating with a dynamic network of global designers in different areas, we remain constantly innovative.

As the only vertically integrated manufacturer of design fabrics in Scandinavia, we have the entire production process under one roof. This means that we are flexible with our technical abilities, in addition to working with an unlimited colour palette.

The best textile manufacturer in the world is from Lillehammer, Norway.

Key figures

Norway
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Norway

Every second bunad in Norway has fabrics from GU.

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Production
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Production

GU produces 600,000 meters of fabric annually.

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Design
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Design

GU has received the Award for Design Excellence 20 times for 23 products.

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Certification

Environmental management

ISO 14001: 2015

This describes our environmental management system, which is part of our management system. The goal is to continuously improve ourselves in relation to external influences of the environment, in terms of pollution of air, water or land.

Quality management

ISO 9001: 2015

This describes our quality assurance system, which is part of our management system. It consists of routines that are necessary to control our work quality, to ensure product quality and to ensure continuous improvement. This includes quality management, product design, customer management, document control, internal training, internal audits and management evaluation.

More news

Lively colors and natural melanges
04.06.2021 15:47

Lively colors and natural melanges

The seasons in Gudbrandsdalen are very clear. It is something special to follow the changes of colors nature offers when the seasons change. Layers upon layers of colors emerge, and this is what has been the inspiration behind the unique color palette for the furniture fabric Redal. Here, vibrant colors meet natural melange, and you can draw the feeling of nature into the home or into the office.

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Beautiful, classic and exclusive upholstery fabrics
24.03.2021 12:30

Beautiful, classic and exclusive upholstery fabrics

At a time when things are moving faster and faster, the calm and harmonious moments are extra important. Being able to spend time observing has become a new everyday luxury. Herringdal and Morgedal were designed by Kari Skogstad in the mid 80's. These two classic upholstery fabrics have been put together in a family and given new, muted colors that create a warm atmosphere and a feeling of quality and well-being.

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Webinar: March 25th at 12.00 PM CET Launch of Herringdal and Morgedal
21.11.2020 07:53

Webinar: March 25th at 12.00 PM CET Launch of Herringdal and Morgedal

Listen to Ragnhild Nordhagen, designer and product developer at Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik, talk about how the things we surround ourselves with or invest in are no longer short-term choices. It should provide "something more", have an obvious value and longevity. Sustainability has become a word we use often, and awareness of the choices we make and how they affect the environment has become part of our lifestyle.

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